SoundCloud has just announced they have hit a million users. It followers their deal earlier this year with The Hype Machine, but it's clear this is a startup that is scaling globally now from its base in Berlin.
The audio sharing site that's geared towards those who work in the music industry is an online audio platform which lets musicians collaborate, promote and distribute their music via widgets and apps. It's been variously described as a “Flickr for audio” or a “Vimeo for audio”, but whatever it is, it's clearly got the kinds of tools and distribution platform which is winning both the hearts and business of artists.
But it's going way more mainstream than that implies, becoming the source of stories like Lindsay Lohan trying to become a pop star and breaking new tracks and albums from established artists like The Foo Fighters.
SoundCloud had a €2.5 million Series A funding in April 2009 from Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures.